San Jose, CA (February 15, 2019) - SwimOutlet.com, the web's most popular swim shop, unveiled it's seventh annual 2019 Tech Suit Review this week as it continues to be the most widely read swim tech suit review in the industry. This year's review is the biggest SwimOutlet.com has ever undertaken featuring, for the first time, four expert reviewers and comprehensive suit ratings by category.
Suits reviewed include the top tech suits unveiled by the world's leading brands in 2019 that will be on the deck and atop the podium at the 2020 Tokyo Games. It features suits from arena, Mizuno, Speedo, TYR, FINIS and Funkita.
First started in 2013, the annual Tech Suit Review has become SwimOutlet.com's most popular product category comparison test and is the go-to destination for customers and swimmers around the world to read independent opinions and reviews from experts about new racing suits from the top manufacturers.
“This is such an exciting year for new swim race suits with an eye on what we can expect to see in the pool at Tokyo 2020," said Alexander Sienkiewicz, Chief Marketing Officer at SwimOutlet.com. “The world's leading swim brands went back to the basics this year – power, compression and speed – in the launch of their new top-of-the-line suits and we're glad to provide this comprehensive resource with our 2019 Tech Suit Review that can help swimmers choose the best tech suit for their needs."
The independent reviews and product testing were completed over the past month by veteran reviewers: two-time gold medalist Mark Gangloff (Columbia, MO) and Olympic Trials and NCAA finalist Julie Stupp (Los Angeles, CA). Two newcomers to the review panel are 2015 Pan American Games gold medalist Giles Smith (Phoenix, AZ) and 3-time Short Course World Champion Ali DeLoof (La Jolla, CA).
The reviewers each received product briefings on the new suits and then test them over multiple sessions assessing the suits for size/fit, material construction and performance in the water.
The product highlights from the 2019 Tech Suit Review include:
- Two suits from legendary swim brand Speedo – its new maximum compression race suit and the more flexible suit replacing the popular LZR Elite 2. (Available in March at SwimOutlet.com)
- The first-ever review of a Mizuno racing suit with the Mizuno GX-Sonic III now available in the U.S. at SwimOutlet.com.
- The TYR Venzo, the suit of choice for world's most dominant female swimmer, Katie Ledecky.
- The recently-launched arena Carbon air2, known for its second-skin like fabric.
- Global debuts and sneak peeks at both the FINIS Rival 2.0 (available in March at SwimOutlet.com) and Funkita/Funky Trunks Apex Storm (available in April at SwimOutlet.com) prior to their release.
Along with the 2019 Tech Suit Review, SwimOutlet.com encourages swimmers to also review product and brand information, sizing charts, customer comments and feedback from peers and coaches when making their purchasing decision.
Read the 2019 Tech Suit Review